Manchester Soul Festival returns to The Printworks on Sunday 26 August for its fourth year of fun and nostalgia.

Featuring a wide range of Northern Soul, motown, DJs and live acts, Manchester Soul Festival will be raising funds for The Christie.

So far in three years, the festival has raised more than £65,000 and is aiming to hit a record-breaking target of £35,000 this year to take the total to more than £100,000.

Manchester Soul Festival 2018 will take over The Printworks

Manchester Soul Festival 2018 will take over The Printworks

Acts will be performing across a range of venues within The Printworks including Lazy Lizard, Bierkeller, Hard Rock Cafe, Yates and Walkabout, as well as in its very own pump yard.  The main stage acts will once again be lucky enough to be performing on the ‘Frank Byrne’ stage, in memory of the man who made it all possible. The Manchester Soul Festival was the brainchild of Frank, who wanted to thank The Christie for taking care of him as he battled with cancer, and he worked tirelessly to make it a success until he passed away in 2015.

What’s the programme for Manchester Soul Festival?

Manchester Soul Festival has more than 130 sets from DJs, bands, solo-ists and duos across 13 stages including Walkabout, Lazy Lizard, Bierkeller, Waxy O’Connors, Frankie and Benny’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Tiger Tiger, Yates and O’Neills.

Manchester Soul Festival programme

Manchester Soul Festival programme – click to enlarge

Speaking about Manchester Soul Festival, Fred Booth, centre director of The Printworks commented, “Every year we pride ourselves on raising as much money as possible for The Christie, and this year is no different as we are aiming to hit the £100,000 mark! Not only that, but it always promises to be a fantastic family day out, with some talented acts lined up and some great offers from tenants. We can’t wait to welcome everyone in on bank holiday Sunday for what promises to be another excellent day.”

Various outlets in The Printworks will also be offering food and drink deals throughout the day.

When does Manchester Soul Festival take place?

Manchester Soul Festival takes place at The Printworks on Sunday 26 August 2018 from 12 noon.   To purchase a wristband for The Manchester Soul Festival, that will ensure discount within the various venues, please make a minimum donation of £5 here –